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North Western Railway

This line is partly open. The section between Wennington and Skipton is still open. The section between Wennington and Lancaster is closed and the branch to Ingleton is closed.

The company was also known as the "Little North Western" to differentiate it from the London and North Western Railway.

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Chronology 

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Note; the section of line between Lancaster Green Ayre and Morecambe was built by another company the year before the North Western Railway opened.
The company was bought by the Midland Railway.
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Description of route

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From Skipton to Lancaster with a branch to Ingleton. The Ingleton branch was met at a later date by a London and North Western Railway branch running down from Low Gill.

Clapham

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This is a two platform station with staggered platforms. To the west of the station was the east facing Clapham Junction between the lines to Ingleton and Lancaster.

Giggleswick

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This is a two platform station. The station was originally called Settle, until the Midland Railway's Settle and Carlisle Line opened. The station has a pedestrian level crossing at its east end.

Settle Junction

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At this junction the Midland Railway's Settle and Carlisle Line joins the line at an east facing junction. The signalbox here still stands.

Long Preston

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This is a two platform station.

Hellifield

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This is a large station. The station has an island platform, approached through a subway, and extensively glass canopies over the platforms - the canopies are sadly dilapidated and large parts of the platform fenced off. There were bay platforms at either end of the station.

To the immediate east of the station is the junction with the line running east to Skipton and a line runnign south to Blackburn.

Gargrave

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This is a two platform station.


Page created on 25/11/1999
Page last edited on: 02/04/2012
Contact: Ewan Crawford